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Public Relations (PR) Officer Salary

For Public Relations Officers, yearly average wages total $45K annually. Most Public Relations Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Public Relations Officers make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,921 - $104,549
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100K
MEDIAN: $45,209
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$11.75 - $60.00
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$30,921 - $104,549  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,517 - $108,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $60.00  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,517 - $108,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Public relations (PR) officer jobs are typically classified as marketing or communications positions. Public relations officers are responsible for planning, developing, and implementing marketing and communication strategies for an organization. They are also responsible for presenting these strategies to the organization’s clients, stakeholders, and the general public. A public relations officer’s main objective is to communicate with the media and other outside news and press organizations to ensure that all media communications regarding the company are positive. This position is present in many different industries, including hospitals, businesses, universities, construction firms, law firms, manufacturing facilities, and many others. The public relations officer is also responsible for writing speeches and public presentations; preparing visual aids, press releases, and news releases; compiling and distributing media press kits; and organizing public events.

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Public Relations (PR) Officer Tasks

  • Plan and advertise special events.
  • React to publicity situations and interact with the press to improve organizational image.
  • Interact with the press and the public, forming strong positive relations.
  • Create, support, steer and track publicity campaigns.
  • Set brand standards and design online and paper materials are up to date.

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Public Relations Officers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Media / Public Relations can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 33 percent above average. Those listing Oral / Verbal Communication as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 33%

National Average
$45,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 17%